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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Rackham Graduate Requirements and Dates

Pre-screening Requirements

Each DMA applicant must first pass a pre-screening prior to the live audition. Follow the instrument links below for specific pre-screening repertoire requirements. Please upload your resumé, comprehensive repertoire list, recommendations, and recordings by creating an Artistic Profile here by December 1.

Indicate in your Artistic Profile the works you intend to perform for your audition. Be prepared to perform a varied program of at least 30 to 45 minutes duration selected from the repertoire specified below.

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Required Materials

To apply for DMA admission, submit an official application, transcripts, and other materials as instructed on the application. The deadline for applications is December 1 for the Fall term. A master's degree in the applicant's proposed field of specialization, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for admission.

International applicants whose language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score before the audition may be scheduled.

Admission to the doctoral program does not guarantee that the student will ultimately complete the course requirements, become a candidate, or receive the degree. Admission implies only that the applicant has the requisite background and should be given the opportunity to demonstrate his or her ability.

Open/Closed Programs and Deadlines

Please visit here for a current list of open and closed DMA programs as well as applicable deadlines.


Specific Instrumental Requirements

For information on specific instrumental audition requirements please see the following instruments:

Bassoon | Clarinet | Euphonium | Flute | French Horn | Oboe

Percussion | Saxophone | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba


Audition and Interview Dates

Auditions and interviews are held throughout January and February. See the Rackham audition dates page for the specific audition and interview dates offered by each program.


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